Wassily Leontief, 93, who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in...

Deaths Elsewhere

February 07, 1999

Wassily Leontief, 93, who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in economics in 1973 for his analyses of America's production machinery, showing how changes in one sector of the economy can impose changes all along the line, died Friday in New York.

Joseph Kingsbury-Smith, 90, a former chief foreign correspondent for Hearst Newspapers who shared in a Pulitzer Prize in 1956 for reporting from the Soviet Union, died Wednesday at his home near Washington.

Herman "Pat" Herst Jr., 89, who was so enthralled by a stamp he saw in a Manhattan store window when he was 7 that he grew up to be one of the stamp world's most revered dealers, auctioneers and collectors, died on Jan. 31 at his home in Boca Raton, Fla.

Claude Vealey, 55, one of three gunmen who killed United Mine Workers of America reformer Joseph "Jock" Yablonski and Yablonski's wife and daughter in 1969, died Jan. 31 in Laurel Highlands, Pa., of brain cancer.

Jacob Reingold, 83, who is credited with laying the groundwork for the nationwide observance of Grandparents Day, died Thursday in New York.

Pub Date: 2/07/99

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